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#1051 mechanerd OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:55 PM

Here is my forum posting for the archive of the Action Annex BBS 206-892-8969, 1982-1996, now disconnected.

I just finished the archives and the following message has the files.
17mb zipped, about 3000 ST, 4500 ATari 8bit files 
It includes 8-bit files, mostly music, Atari ST MIDI files, and a collection of clip art.

http://atariage.com/...-bbs/?p=3909830

 

The remaining hardware was sold off and two Amazon tablets were donated to the Sharehouse homeless shelter.  A bunch of yarn scarfs and hats made from my ex-wife were made from Donna's leftover yarn and donated also.


I still have the BBS 800 and the 130XE. not sure if I have the time to get it back online through the net.
 

Cheers.



#1052 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:41 PM

Just a quick note... Looks like the MSS-100 gave up the ghost entirely (to the point that when it's connected, it actually brings my router down with it).  

 

I need to dig through my stuff to get my spare, but it's way too late (I'm well past my normal bed time on a work night) so it will likely happen tomorrow.

 

Sorry to anyone who tried calling... (Insert BCLJ Laugh Track here)... (Cleveland area people will get that.....)


Edited by Tillek, Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:41 PM.


#1053 JohnPolka OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:01 PM

 

Sorry to anyone who tried calling... (Insert BCLJ Laugh Track here)... (Cleveland area people will get that.....)

 

For those non-Clevelanders:

 



#1054 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:12 PM

Things are getting really heating up in the Political world. MAJOR Swamp draining SOON.

 

Comment on this on my BBS. That's what it's for.

 

Unlike most BBS's, I encourage open discussion on all subjects.

 

Call my BBS, Port 23 on Static IP: 23.25.83.98

 

telnet://broadway1.lorexddns.net:23



#1055 JohnPolka OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:13 PM

Part-Time was the longest running Atari 8 bit BBS in the Cleveland Ohio 216 Area Code. My step-dad ran this BBS  from 1985 to early 2000. After a nearly 18 year hiatus, it's back!

 

This version of the BBS was restored with backup disks from 1990. It's running one of the first BBS Express Pro! nodes, node x7! 

 

The restored BBS includes messages from 1988-1990, some restored file sections, and many original online games.

 

To connect, telnet to ptbbs.ddns.net port: 8000.

 

Have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you on Part-Time soon!


Edited by JohnPolka, Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:28 PM.


#1056 doctorclu OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:31 AM

To connect, telnet to ptbbs.ddns.net port: 8000.

 

Have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you on Part-Time soon!

 

Hey John, tried the BBS this morning but couldn't connect.  Can you check the BBS?  Thanks!



#1057 JohnPolka OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:34 PM

 

Hey John, tried the BBS this morning but couldn't connect.  Can you check the BBS?  Thanks!

 

It worked for me just now....maybe someone else was on or it was running some maintenance when you tried connecting. At any rate, try again.


Edited by JohnPolka, Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:36 PM.


#1058 doctorclu OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:41 PM

Got it working.  I had the port as 800 instead of 8000.  :P



#1059 budburns OFFLINE  

budburns

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Posted Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:08 PM

Finally got this working on my 130XE with APE through my Windows 10 tablet. AWESOME!!  :D  Had to kill windows firewall and forward active ports to get it going. Brings back memories!


Edited by budburns, Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:13 PM.


#1060 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:15 PM

Notice to all: My BBS will be down later tonight. I am going to use the 800 to play some games Edit: on the Projector.

:)

 

(It will be back up tomorrow).

 

 

Happy New Year to all!


Edited by Kyle22, Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:01 PM.


#1061 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 8:22 PM

So I'm still having issues with the MSS-100 for SFHQ.....  and I finally found the 2nd one, only to find that it was DOA apparently.

I have it running now, but I'll be switching to the UDS 1100 (which will require some tweaking to the Fido config, but that's neither here nor there...) so hopefully we'll be back to being stable.

 

I also got the BBS list updated ( http://www.sfhqbbs.o...taribbslist.php ) with the addition of Part Time BBS and the return of The Grove.

 

I'm really sorry I got behind in BBS related things lately.  I couldn't believe it's been weeks (or in some cases a month) since I've called around.

 

Just couldn't get motivated to do anything during this last vacation week.  Spent most of it not feeling well... so again, I apologize.

 

I will make sure I get all the systems verified soon (though I think everyone is up at the moment except for my flip flopping which I hope to fix tomorrow).



#1062 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 9, 2018 11:19 PM

There was an interesting message here (on AtariAge, NOT in this thread) that I chose to reply to in private. To learn a little more about who made the threat, call the Resistance.



#1063 Triads OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:56 PM

There was an interesting message here (on AtariAge, NOT in this thread) that I chose to reply to in private. To learn a little more about who made the threat, call the Resistance.

Interesting


Edited by Triads, Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:00 PM.


#1064 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:26 PM

Tried connecting a few times this evening - I get a connect message then a few seconds later no carrier.  Not sure if BBS is down or someone else is using it.  I'll try again later this evening.



#1065 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:52 PM

Tried connecting to which BBS?

#1066 Stephen OFFLINE  

Stephen

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Posted Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:58 PM

Tried connecting to which BBS?

Sorry - tried connecting to Kyle's.



#1067 Tillek OFFLINE  

Tillek

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Posted Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:27 PM

Sorry - tried connecting to Kyle's.

Ok... well.... I just updated the BBS list and his system was up, so hopefully you'll be able to hit it later.



#1068 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

Kyle22

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  • Location:McKees Rocks (Pittsburgh), PA

Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:32 PM

The BBS is up and running. Sorry Tillek to not respond to your messages earlier. I was away helping my friend set up the computers at his Tax office. This is his big time of year.

 

Edit: clarity.


Edited by Kyle22, Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:38 PM.


#1069 JohnPolka OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:25 PM

Alcatraz, Basement, and Part-Time BBSs are now networking their general message bases. Check it out! 



#1070 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

Kyle22

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Posted Wed Feb 7, 2018 11:35 PM

Check out the News on my BBS to see the latest file that has been added. It's MUCH too hot of a topic to discuss here.

 

;)



#1071 JohnPolka OFFLINE  

JohnPolka

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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:04 PM

I recently wrote a module for my BBS (basementbbs.ddns.net:9000) that downloads the weather for my city from rainmaker.wunderground.com.   The rainmaker site is a free service that you can telnet into and capture the latest temperatures and forecasts for a particular city. Anyone who is curious can view the weather report with option 'U' from the Basement's main menu. I may add more cities in the future. 

 

While this may not seem like a big deal in the age of the Internet, it's still fun retrofitting an old BBS from the 80s with such a feature.

 

-JP


Edited by JohnPolka, Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:08 PM.


#1072 bf2k+ OFFLINE  

bf2k+

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  • Location:Boot Factory BBS 2k+

Posted Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:59 AM

Sounds interesting...



#1073 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

Kyle22

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Posted Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:35 PM

I just posted a message on my BBS about how to watch "Easy to learn hard to master".

 

I'm watching it now, it's good.

 

It's in the Atari message base.



#1074 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

Kyle22

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 1:15 AM

Welcome "Erasmo Snock" to my BBS. It was nice to see you call. Please feel free to apply for a password and stay a while. Be sure to check out the games. Maybe someday, you can see the filez. :)



#1075 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2018 10:22 PM

Welcome "Erasmo Snock" to my BBS. It was nice to see you call. Please feel free to apply for a password and stay a while. Be sure to check out the games. Maybe someday, you can see the filez. :)

You still need to put your bbs IP and name in your signature and profile!!!






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